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NIGERIA: Hospital Calls For Blood Donation After Yola Market Bombingb

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, has called on members of the Public to donate blood to victims of Thursday's bomb blast that occurred at Yola Market.



The Public Relations Officer of the centre,Malam Mohammed Dodo, made the call Friday in Yola in an interview.

Dodo said the hospital blood bank and other facilities such as drugs had been overstretched as a result of the incident.

" As I am speaking to you, we have 31 dead and 22 people seriously injured, " Dodo said.

Also speaking, the Chief Medical Director of Yola Specialist Hospital, Dr Bala Saidu, said 44 people were admitted to the hospital with various degrees of injury, out of which 25 had been treated and discharged.

" We only have 19 people now on admission," Saidu said.

He said all the dead bodies from the incident had been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre.

Meanwhile, the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Barkindo Mustapha and Adamawa Deputy Governor, Mr Martins Babale, have visited the scene and victims of the incident.

They condemned the blast and urged the public to be more vigilant.

The Thursday night blast which is the first in Yola town according to the Public Relations Officer of the Adamawa Police Command, DSP Othman Abubakar, was carried out by two suicide bombers who are among the dead. (NAN)
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